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Luca Signorelli (attributed to), Two Knight Jousting, XV-XVI cent., Musée Bonnat Helleu, Bayonne

The role of the horse and of jousting in Renaissance culture
 (part 2)

Benozzo Gozzoli, Detail of the fresco of the Magi Chapel in Palazzo Medici-Riccardi, Florence, 1459,

The role of the horse and of jousting in Renaissance culture
 (part 1)

Cesare Fiaschi 4

New information about the life 
of Cesare Fiaschi

Francesco Mochi, Equestrian Monument to Alessandro Farnese
Piazza dei Cavalli, Piacenza (1612)

Horses that looked like flame!

Galvao de Andrade, Arte de Cavalaria de gineta e estardaiota, 1678

Dom Duarte’s travel

A bullfight in front of the Palazzo Farnese,  
Hendrick Van Cleve III, engraving by Philipp Galle, 1557-1612

Equestrian traditions of the Roman Carnival during the Renaissance

Le splendide tavole de Le guerre festive (Palermo, 1680), 
mostrano il lusso delle armi e delle bardature impiegate nelle giostre che si tenevano in Sicilia tra il  XVI e il XVII secolo

A riding academy in Sicily during the Renaissance: the Congregazione dei Cavalieri d’Armi

James Seymour, A Horseman Galloping, uncertain date
© Tate Modern Gallery - Londra

Anglomania (Part 2): Federico Mazzucchelli witness and critic of the “British Fashion”

James Seymour, Mr Russell sul suo cavallo baio da caccia, c.1740  
© Tate Modern Gallery - Londra

Anglomania (Part 1): The spreading of English style equitation in the Eighteenth century

François-Xavier Fabre, Vittorio Alfieri e la Contessa Luisa Stolberg d' Albany, 1796
Palazzo Madama - Torino

Without horses I’m not even the half of myself. The equestrain passion of Vittorio Alfieri. Part 2

François-Xavier Fabre,  Portrait of Vittorio Alfieri, 1793, 
Museo degli Uffizi - Firenze

Without horses I’m not even the half of myself. The equestrian passion of Vittorio Alfieri. Part 1

Filippo Gagliardi e Andrea Sacchi, 
The Saracen Joust in Piazza Navona (1656-1659)
Museo di Roma - Palazzo Braschi

The Saracen Joust in Piazza Navona (part 2)

Giovanni Ferri, Saracen joust in Piazza Navona in the 25th of February 1634 (Seventeenth century) 
Museo di Roma - Palazzo Braschi

The Saracen Joust in Piazza Navona (part 1)

Horse attributed to Francesco Allegrini - 1624-63
© Metropolitan Museum of Art - New York

The cheerfulness of the horse. 
Giovanni de Gamboa, a pupil of Pignatelli

Adriano Capuzzo riding Nevischio da Rota in the Criterium of Italian 5 years old horses where they were ranked in second place

Memories of a gentleman: Adriano Capuzzo

Anonimo italiano, Studio della testa di un cavallo, circa la metà del XVI sec. 
© Metropolitan Museum of Art - New York

Marco de Pavari and the dominion of pleasantness

Filippo Gagliardi  e Filippo Lauri, The Caroussels Joust in the courtyard of Palazzo Barberini in honor of Christina of Sweden, 1656-1659, Museo di Roma, Palazzo Braschi

The origin of the word “carousel”

The portraits of the most famous riders in Naples between the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, in the beautiful treatise by the Duke of Pescolanciano, gives us an idea of the horses bred in the Kingdom of Naples.
Opere di Giuseppe d’Alessandro duca di Pescolanciano,
Napoli, Antonio Muzio, 1723

The breeds of the Kingdom. An unpublished manuscript by Federico Grisone (Part 2)

Anonimo fiorentino, Cavallo impennato, XVI sec.
© Metropolitan Museum - New York

The breeds of the Kingdom. An unpublished manuscript by Federico Grisone (Part 1)

The stars and the horses

Coats, socks, blazes and the theory of humors

Bitless equitation in ancient times

Anfora panatenaica
Attribuita al pittore di Eucharides  (ca. 490 a.C.)
© The Metropolitan Museum - New York

The Corinthian bit

Morso in bronzo con guardie decorate del Luristan
© Trustees of the British Museum - London

Bronze Age bits

Quarta tavoletta del testo di Kikkuli

The oldest text dedicated to the care and training of the horse

Grotta di Chauvet (Francia)

The first domestication of the horse

Mazzucchelli's work is considered the first one illustrating the "long reins" technique

An encounter that never occurred. Baucher and Mazzucchelli

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